DA proposes NPK analysis of Baguio’s ‘organic’ fertilizer

BAGUIO CITY — The “organic” fertilizer produced at the city’s Environmental Recycling System (ERS) facility must be analyzed to determine its Nitrogen Phosphorus and Potassium or NPK content to establish whether it indeed qualifies as organic fertilizer. Esther Andiso, agriculture technician of regional soils laboratory of the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera, during the city council’s session … Read More

First three organic agriculture farm schools open in Cordillera

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — In support to the rural development program of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Cordillera (TESDA-CAR) has finally opened its very first TESDA-accredited organic farm schools in Benguet province to train new organic farmers. About 150 farmers will be initially sponsored by the government through the Training for … Read More

House approves condonation of farmers’ loan interests

MANILA — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading House Bill 187 which seeks to grant farmers, fisherfolk and agrarian reform beneficiaries relief from unpaid loan obligations through a new condonation program. The proposed “Agrarian and Agricultural Loan Restructuring and Condonation Act” aims to provide farmers, fisherfolk and agrarian reform beneficiaries … Read More

Rep. De Venecia promoting organic farming for healthier Filipinos

SAN FABIAN, Pangasinan — Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Christopher de Venecia believes that promoting organic farming is part of good governance. Thus, he is encouraging farmers in Dagupan, Mangaldan, San Fabian, San Jacinto and Manaoag, Pangasinan to develop their farms, produce healthy foods and earn extra income by opening their fields to tourists who want … Read More